Women Count (QLD, Vic & NSW Awards for fiction)

This is the second in a series of blog posts looking at gender and literary awards. In particular, these posts look at the gender of the authors of award-winning books, and the gender of the main or viewpoint character/s of those books. I’ve found this research quite exciting and interesting, because … Continue reading

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Women Count (Miles Franklin Literary Award)

A little over a week ago, the rather fabulous Nicola Griffith posted some interesting statistics about gender and literary awards. In particular, she looked not just at the gender of award-winners, but the gender of the subjects of their books. As she writes: When women win literary awards for fiction it’s … Continue reading

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Tiptree Award News & Reflections

Last year, my life got shaken, rattled and stirred. It was one of those years that changed the very foundations of my life. One of the amazing things that happened was that I won the 2013 James Tiptree, Jr Award for my novel, Rupetta. This award is presented annually by a panel … Continue reading

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2015 James Tiptree, Jr Award

So, some amazingly wondrous news. I’ve been invited to join the jury for the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Award. I would like to ask you to help me and my fellow jurors find the BEST works for the award this year. You can do this by clicking on the link below … Continue reading

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fairytales and other forms

Woohoo! Approval has just come through for a course I’ll be teaching at USQ in semester one next year. The course is called CWR2001 Fairytales and Other Forms. According to the newly-approved synopsis (not yet available on the uni website, but soon, I promise!): Through close study of a range … Continue reading

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McGregor Summer School

What are you doing this summer? I’ll be getting in some time on the beach: sun baking, swimming and surfing. I’ll also be facilitating an awesome 10-day short story workshop through the McGregor Summer School. Lots of workshopping of your stories! Writing races! Chocolate! Bunnies! Ok, so maybe not so much with … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Writers Prize — Short Story

Commonwealth Writers has re-focused its prizes to concentrate on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Commonwealth Book Prize. Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processes affecting their lives. The Short Story Prize aims to identify talented … Continue reading

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Make Me Smile (Big Issue Fiction Edition)

Entries are now officially open for the 2013 Big Issue fiction edition – now an annual highlight of the publishing year. The Big Issue‘s fiction edition has become one of biggest selling short story collections in Australia. All submissions are judged ‘blind’, with no names attached. This year we are inviting all … Continue reading

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2013 Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition

Entries are now open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition Entry Fee: £10 +VAT for two entries Prizes: £500 plus publication and a selection of complementary books Length of entries: 2000 words for short fiction, 40 lines for poetry Deadline for entries: 31 August 2013

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2013 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

The 2013 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is now open. Entry fee: $10.00 for ABR subscribers; $20.00 for other entrants Prizes: First $5000, supplementary $2000 and $1000, plus publication in ABR Length: 2000 to 5000 words Deadline for Entries: 31 May 2013 More information is available on the ABR website … Continue reading

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